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Recently asked questions about conveyancing in Wokingham

Can you explain why leasehold purchase conveyancing in Wokingham is more expensive?

Wokingham leasehold conveyancing transactions usually involve additional investigations than freeholds including investigating the Lease, liaising with the Landlord such as serving appropriate notices on the Landlord or managing agent, obtaining up-to-date service charge and management information, obtaining Landlord’s consents and reviewing management accounts and formation documents.

We are selling our house in Wokingham. Will my conveyancing practitioner need to be on the Nottingham conveyancing panel in order to deal with redeeming my mortgage?

Ordinarily, even if your lawyer is not on the Nottingham conveyancing panel they can still act for you on your sale. It might be that the lender will not release the original deeds (if applicable and increasingly irrelevant) until after the mortgage is paid off. You should speak to your lawyer directly before you start the process though to ensure that there is no problem as lenders are changing their conditions fairly frequently at the moment.

I am looking for a ground for flat up to £235,500 and identified one round the corner in Wokingham I like with amenity areas and railway links nearby, the downside is that it only has 61 years unexpired on the lease. I can't really find anything else in Wokingham in this price bracket, so just wondered if I would be making a mistake buying a lease with such few years left?

If you require a mortgage the shortness of the lease may be a potential deal breaker. Reduce the offer by the amount the lease extension will cost if not already taken into account. If the existing owner has owned the premises for a minimum of 2 years you could request that they commence the lease extension formalities and then assign it to you. You can add 90 years to the current lease term with a zero ground rent applied. You should consult your conveyancing solicitor concerning this matter.

What does commercial conveyancing in Wokingham cover?

Commercial conveyancing in Wokingham incorporates a wide range of services, given by regulated solicitors, relating to business property. By way of example, this area of conveyancing can cover the sale or purchase of freehold business premises or, more usually, the transfer of existing leases or the drafting of new leasing arrangements. Commercial conveyancing solicitors can also offer advice on the sale of business assets, commercial mortgages and the termination of leases.

I am hoping to sign contracts shortly on a basement flat in Wokingham. Conveyancing solicitors have said that they will have a report out to me on Monday. Are there areas in the report that I should be focusing on?

Your report on title for your leasehold conveyancing in Wokingham should include some of the following:

    Setting out your legal entitlements in respect of the communal areas in the building.E.G., does the lease contain a right of way over a path or hallways? Ground rent - what is due and when is collected, and also know whether this will change in the future Does the lease require carpeting throughout thus preventing wood flooring? Who has the liability to repair and maintain the main walls and foundations. It is important that you know which party is liable for the repair and maintenance of all parts of the block and estate Are pets allowed in the flat?
For a comprehensive list of information to be contained in your report on your leasehold property in Wokingham please ask your conveyancer in advance of your conveyancing in Wokingham.

Leasehold Conveyancing in Wokingham - A selection of Questions you should consider before buying

    How is the lease structured? Who is in charge of the block? Does the lease have onerous restrictions?

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